Girls are pressured to be thin by friends rather than TV and magazines

Girls are pressured to be thin by FRIENDS rather than TV and magazines Study compared pressure from peers, TV and social media on how dissatisfied girls felt about their bodiesFound only disapproving friends had a long-term effect on their self-esteem By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 14:15 GMT, 31 January 2013 | UPDATED: 14:17 GMT, 31 January 2013 Friends have a greater influence on girls' body image than looking at thin models on TV and in magazines, a new study has found.

Patrick Stewart’s battle with Time Warner Cable saps him of “the will to live”

“All I wanted to do was set up a new cable account, but 36 hours later I”ve lost the will to live”: Patrick Stewart tweets his fury at Time Warner British actor recently moved to Park Slope neighbourhood of BrooklynTweeted that waiting for Time Warner Cable made him lose “the will to live”

A wasted decade: How one HRT scare has "caused thousands of women 10 years of needless suffering"

A wasted decade: How one HRT scare has 'caused thousands of women 10 years of needless suffering' | UPDATED: 07:21 GMT, 22 May 2012 'Wasted decade': A panel of experts believe the 2002 HRT scare has denied thousands of women the relief that hormone replacement could offer Thousands of women have had a ‘wasted decade’ of suffering since the HRT scare, according to an international panel of experts.

Tek Robotic Mobilisation Device: The next generation wheelchair that lets users stand up whenever they want

'I feel free': The next generation wheelchair that lets users stand up whenever they want The Tek device is manoeuvred using a remote control | UPDATED: 11:49 GMT, 21 March 2012 A robotic device that allows people to stand up is being hailed as a potential breakthrough for the disabled.

Women have tried 61 diets by the age of 45 in the constant battle to stay slim

Women have tried 61 diets by the age of 45 in the constant battle to stay slim | UPDATED: 07:48 GMT, 20 March 2012 Faddy eaters: Women try the biggest variety of slimming tricks, from cutting out carbs to dieting on cabbage soup (picture posed by model) Whether it’s salad, cabbage soup or low carbohydrates, women have tried every slimming trick in the book.

How eating less and exercising more in your 20s will lead to a healthier 40s (no surprises there)

How eating less and exercising more in your 20s will lead to a healthier 40s (no surprises there) Researchers have discovered the secrets to a longer and healthier life – and there are no surprises on the list.

Who are you calling slow? 70-year-olds can be trained to make accurate decisions as quickly as grandchildren

Who are you calling slow 70-year-olds can be trained to make accurate decisions as quickly as younger generations You might have thought that people of 70 aren’t as mentally quick off the mark as they used to be. Well think again. They can have reactions as fast as 25-year-olds, a study reveals.